The Temple of Kumari is a three-storey red brick building in the south of Duba Square. It was built in the 18th century. It is the residence of a girl who was regarded as the goddess of Kumari before she entered puberty and returned to mortality. There are three-storey courtyards in the temple. The wood carvings inside are very complicated and exquisite. Valuable wood and stone carvings can be seen everywhere, just within your reach. Every afternoon at four o'clock, the goddess Kumari appears in the small window in the middle of the third floor of the temple, but when the goddess Kumari appears, it is not allowed to take photos.
According to the guide's reminder, we and many tourists from all over the world once again poured into the Living Girl Temple, waiting to see the appearance of the Living Girl Goddess in Nepal "Kumari". Living Goddess Temple, also known as Kumari Temple, is a three-storey quadrangular temple. The exterior is red-walled wooden window. There are two coloured stone lions on the doorstep. There are a row of exquisite window lattices and eaves pillars on the doorstep. On the top floor, there is a golden window with a red curtain. On the red lintel of the doorstep, there are also exquisite spiritual stories carved. Walking into the courtyard, you can see a green plant planted in the middle of the small courtyard, surrounded by carved wooden buildings. The main entrance to the courtyard is the Temple of Living Girls, and the common corridors are on both sides. The main door of the temple was closed, and the first and second windows were not opened. There was nothing special about the three windows open side by side. There is a middle-aged Nepalese man who maintains order in the courtyard. He also speaks Mandarin very well. He even knows Yang Liwei, a space hero, in his conversation with tourists. It seems that he is the real "god". It is at his beckoning that the legendary Living Girl Goddess, Kumari, appeared very briefly in the window between the three floors to satisfy the visitors'wish to see her true face. According to the regulations, tourists are not allowed to take photos of the goddess Kumari. All tourists follow the rules very well. But we haven't figured out why there are several Nepalese women selling postcards of the living girl goddess to tourists at the door of the Kumari Temple. According to the information, Kumari means the living goddess in Nepalese, which is the incarnation of the goddess'inaccessible mother in the human world. The hard-to-get mother is one of the many incarnations of the Hindu goddess Shiva's wife, the snow mountain goddess Palvati, and also the patron god of Buddhism. The worship of the living goddess is a unique religious system in Nepal. It is said that the worship of the living goddess was very popular before the establishment of the Mala Dynasty. People think that the living goddess can judge the good or bad and predict the good or bad harvest, so they come to Kumari to offer tribute and ask God for divination. The selection of the living goddess has very strict conditions and procedures, and the term of office of the goddess is generally from four to five years old until the first female cycle. It is not long to serve as the goddess, but the hardship of the future life path is unimaginable. In the centuries of long history, I do not know how many children who have not yet understood the world are thus respected as living girl goddess.
Kumari Bahal or Kumari-Ghar is a temple with national characteristics in Duba Square, Kathmandu. It is a three-storey Buddhist temple building. Kumara Devi, the living goddess of Nepal, lives in the Temple of Kumara. Every day, many people come to see the goddess. The goddess Kumari will appear regularly on the third floor of the courtyard for 20-30 seconds. No photos are allowed. But there are vendors peddling postcards with the goddess's head (RMB 1 yuan). Our guide arranged for our 4 o'clock visit. These living goddesses were selected strictly according to Nepalese traditional standards. Appear in the temple every day and take part in large-scale celebrations every year. When the adolescence of Kumari comes, the next living goddess will take over. After retirement, the living goddess returned to the people.
It's so lucky to see the goddess this time. I'm here for the second time. Before I went to Bokara last time, today, the door was crowded with people. After we entered, some people closed the door. Someone would say something loudly and look around. It should be forbidden to take photos. At this time, the goddess appeared in the window of the upper room. They were beautiful, thin-faced and young girls. At this time, there may be no applause as required, and the goddess will retire in about a minute.
The Temple of Kumari is situated in the famous Durba Square. It's quiet when you go in. Someone will tell you not to make noise. The building itself is beautiful, especially the wood carving part is very delicate. But here the goddess did not see that she might be resting, but it was pitiful to think that she was in prison.
After the earthquake, the building has not been well maintained. It is simply supported by wood. It feels that the goddess lives in the dangerous house. The guide will appear in the window only between 10 and 12 o'clock. When we enter with a group of European tourists, after the guide shouts, the goddess really appear in the window, about 3-4 years old. Look at us, and leave for 2 minutes at most.
The Goddess Temple is situated in Duba Square. It has three floors. Its appearance is classical and mysterious. When we saw many women coming in and out, we felt that there must be some activity in it. We walked into the door with curiosity, took off our shoes and went up the low stairs (the ancient Nepalese were very short). Upstairs, I saw a group of people sitting together to do the ceremony, so I imitated it and felt funny. After a while, an old lady came up and coaxed us out. She looked threatening and whistled like driving away chickens and ducks. Maybe we were offended by their activities, so we had to go downstairs and get out of the temple door. It was an interesting experience.
The courtyard was not big enough to meet the person in charge of interviewing the goddess temple that day.